Running head: Assignment 1



Introduction to Health Services

Professor Miguel FigueroaHomework #1

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CHAPTER 1:Understanding Health Systems: The Organization of Health Care in the United States

1. Describe the major trends in the evolution of health care services in the United States over the past 100 years.

2. How has the role of government changed in the U.S. health care system, and what future trends in government involvement do you anticipate?

3. Describe the differences in health care systems for the middle class, the poor, and the military.

4. How is health affected by behaviors, economics, and social structure?

5. Describe your view of the role of health care services in the nation’s success and survival as a coherent democracy.

CHAPTER 2:Technology in the U.S. Health Care System

1. List the different classifications of health care technology (by industrial group).

2. Why it is important to understand that medical technology is a collection of very specific subgroupings?

3. Briefly describe the stages of medical technology development.

4. Describe the four phases of clinical testing in humans.

5. Discuss the technological assessment process carried out by health insurance plans.

6. How has medical technology affected clinicians and organizations?